The White Heron Beneath the Reactor – with illustrations by Maxim Griffin. Kickstarter funded, Summer 2019.

As part of Kickstarter's Make 100 initiative, and working with renowned landscape artist Maxim Griffin, The White Heron Beneath the Reactor is an illustrated landscape punk essay exploring the bleak, otherworldly and captivating landscapes of Dungeness, the effects of climate change and a warming world, our relationship with continental Europe, and the looming fear of apocalypse.


Judderman  (as D.A. Northwood) – published by Dead Ink Books, late 2018. Part of the Eden Book Society.

London, early-1970s. In a city plagued by football violence, Republican bombings, blackouts and virulent racism, a new urban myth is taking hold. Among the broken down estates, crumbling squats and failed projects of a dying metropolis, whispered sightings of a malevolent figure nicknamed the Judderman are spreading. A manifestation of the sick psyche of a city, or something else?

Hollow Shores – published by Dead Ink Books, October 2017

‘Gary Budden has been directly instrumental in raising the profile of psychogeography, new weird and strange fiction within a distinctly British context.’
– Nina Allan, author of The Dollmaker

Gary Budden s debut collection blends the traditions of weird fiction and landscape writing in an interlinked set of stories from the emotional geographies of London, Kent, Finland and a place known as the Hollow Shore.

The Hollow Shore is both fictional and real. It is a place where flowers undermine railway tracks, relationships decay and monsters lurk. It is the shoreline of a receeding, retreating England. This is where things fall apart, waste away and fade from memory.

Finding horror and ecstasy in the mundane, Hollow Shores follows characters on the cusp of change in broken-down environments and the landscapes of the mind.


‘What Never Was’Confingo 13 (forthcoming 2020)

‘The Collector of Games’Tales from the Shadow Booth Volume. 4 (ed. Dan Coxon, forthcoming 2019)

‘We Pass Under’ Uncertainties IV (forthcoming 2019 Swan River Press)

'We Rip Holes In Their Paper Faces To Give Them Sight'
The Lonely Crowd

'Hovering (or, a Recollection of February 25th, 2015)'
This Dreaming Isle (ed. Dan Coxon, Unsung Stories)

'Where No Shadows Fall'
Tales from the Shadow Booth Volume. 1 (ed. Dan Coxon)

'Breakdown' – reprinted in Year's Best Weird Fiction 4
(ed. Helen Marshall & Michael Kelly, Undertow)

'We are Nothing but Reeds' Galley Beggar Singles

Tonttukirkko (Annexe) – OUT OF PRINT

'Breakdown' – The Short Anthology #2

'Knotweed' – Galley Beggar Singles

'Deadhouse, Marigold Messiah' – PUSH #20

'Saltmarsh' – Longlisted for the London Short Story Prize 2015. Appears in the Upshots anthology. 

'Greenteeth' – Black Static #50, shortlisted for a 2017 British Fantasy Award

'Up and Coming' –  PUSH 2 anthology (East London Press)

'The Hollow Shore' Unthology 7 (Unthank Books)

'Brocken Spectre'Brittle Star #35

'Coming on Strong' – Prole #12

'Mission Drift' – Under the Radar #13

'Ren' – The Lonely Crowd #3

'Gills' – Bare Fiction #4

'Internal Riot' – Boscombe Revolution #2

'To This Day' – Boscombe Revolution #3

'The Restoration' – Fugue: A Collection of Contemporary Short Stories (The Siren)

'The Exhibition' – Connecting Nothing with Something (Influx Press)

'Tautologies' – Acquired for Development By . . . A Hackney Anthology (Influx Press)

'Staples Corner, and How we Can Know It' – An Unreliable Guide to London (Influx Press)

'Yes Sir, I Will (or, The Patricians)' (a poem, I'm sorry) Rising #63


'Gnostic annarcho-punk anti pastoral visions' – forthcoming essay with Strange Attractor Press

'Icon' – The Migrant Waders anthology (Dunlin Press)

'The Fifth Continent: Romney Marsh' – Elsewhere: A Journal of Place #1

'Hollowshores' – Structo #13


'The Scorched Music of the Emperor Worm' Coffin Bell (Autumn 2018)

'Falsies'Open Pen

'Baleen' Unofficial Britain

'Kitove Usi' (Croatian translation of 'Baleen' by Mia Pervan) – European Literature Network

'Shell Grottoes' – In Shades Magazine

'Our Own Archipelago' – Panorama

'Spearbird'– Terrain

'Platforms'– The Jawline Review

'Horsa' – Litro

'Bent Branches' – The Cadaverine

'Brougham Road, 1982' – The Cadaverine

'Beltain' – The Cadaverine

'Dieback' reprinted in Big Echo SF

'Dieback' – Unofficial Britain

'Magnesium Burns' – Smoke: A London Peculiar

'The White Wound' – The Journal of Wild Culture

'Fox Omens' – Inkspill

'Soft City, Fantastic Metropolis' – Dead Ink

'The Jolly Butcher's Lament' – The Menacing Hedge


The Warren is Empty: Watership Down at 40 The Quietus

Awake, Awake Sweet England – Why We Need Landscape PunkThe Quietus

Emotional Geographies: A Quintet – Dead Ink

Towpath Closed: Crossrail Coming Londnr

From The Ramblers To Punk: Why We Need A New Age Of Trespass – The Quietus

Things Learned At: Caught by the River Thames (with Tim Burrows) – The Quietus

Seeing the Great God Pan: The occult in fiction – Unsung Stories

On the trail of the Green Man: An Interview with Nina Lyon – Unofficial Britain

The Weird Tale – Thresholds

'The Landscape Weird' – Unsung Stories

'The Crouch End Spriggan' – Folklore Thursday

'Heaven is a marsh in Winter' w/ Maxim Peter Griffin – Unofficial Britain

'This Far East: Beckton and Barking' – Elsewhere: A Journal of Place

On 'The Hollow Shore' – Unthank Books

'The Portrait Bench'– Gorse

'On Writing "Ren"'The Lonely Crowd

'Warning to the Curious: The Christmas Ghost Story'– Unsung Stories

'Parakeets and Purity' – The Learned Pig

'Rye's Valhalla' w/ Gareth E. Rees– The Learned Pig

'No Rural Fantasy: The anti-pastoral of Cynan Jones'– The Learned Pig

'Firepit Collective's To the Lost: folk songs and landscape punks' – Unofficial Britain

'Common Ground: Rob Cowen on Edgeland Literature, Psychogeography & Nature Writing' – Unofficial Britain

'Specifics: Thoughts on Birds and Birdwatching' – Unofficial Britain

'Election Night in Aberystwyth with Niall Griffiths' – Unofficial Britain

'Five Things I Learned on Cricklewood Broadway' – Unofficial Britain

'Same Result, Every Year: A day out in 1066 country' – Unofficial Britain

'The Shell Grotto' – Unofficial Britain

'Beowulf in Faversham? In search of a Kentish Grendel' – Unofficial Britain

'Firepit Collective's To the Lost: Folk songs and landscape punks' – Unofficial Britain

'In Whitstable'The Journal of Wild Culture

'The Anti-Canon: Niall Griffiths'– Influx Press

'The Anti-Canon: The Price of Nostalgia - the novels of Jim Crace'– Influx Press

'The Anti-Canon: The Hunter by Julia Leigh'– Influx Press

'Redeveloped Memories'The Hackney Citizen